Dasysyrphus tricinctus


    This is an easy species to identify due to the pattern of its yellow abdominal markings.

    Identification difficulty

    It is normally found around the edges of lowland woodland.

    When to see it

    May and June, and then again in August and September.

    UK Status

    It is widespread in Britain but not usually seen in any numbers.

    VC55 Status

    It is fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, not usually in numbers.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map